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Old 12-27-2014, 09:36 PM   #253
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Hello from a new "looker"

I have long been a lover of vintage Airstreams. While I'm not yet a lucky owner, my husband bought me two books for Christmas. I am excited, as this was my green light to begin peeking!!! The books are "Restoring a Dream" and "Airstream Custom Interiors".

I have been perusing the boards and using detailed searches, looking for a price point on a remodel. While I adore the vintage exterior, I would like a completely remodeled interior, lighter and brighter with a rear bedroom/middle bath. I also need it to sleep at least four, more would be a bonus. Understanding there is a vast amount of work to be done that is outside my scope of expertise, I will have to hire out for the remodel.

My initial questions are- 1. What is the average cost of a remodel with good quality materials (nice cabinetry, solid surface counters, wood floors, etc) for a larger 26+ Airstream? 2. Might there be significant savings to sub out the work by type (hire separate electrician, plumber, carpenter)?

Thanks so much for your time!

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Old 01-11-2015, 07:08 AM   #254
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Two Dutch guys

Hi there!

I just found this great thread today and I have been spending way too much time reading all the introductions. So much fun to read about you all! We are two Dutch guys living in Utrecht, the Netherlands and visiting the USA whenever we can. Which is about three times a year. I am Koos and my partner of 17 years is Stefan. Below is a picture of us.

We own a 1983 34' Limited with curbside dinette, curbside bath and a rear queen size (yeah, right?) bed. We tow it with a 2010 Buick Enclave. We had the hitch done by Andy Thomson of CanAm RV in London, Ontario. He is the best. We are very happy with this combination. I enclose a picture of our rig as well.

Right now, we store the rig in Las Vegas, NV. So far, we have camped in Nevada, Utah, Arizona and California. We just returned last week from a winter trip to Arizona (seeing friends in Tucson, doing some work on the trailer and camping in Lost Dutchman State Park near Phoenix).

Our next trip will be in April, seeing Death Valley and attending a wedding in the Bay Area in California. The one after that will probably be in September, we haven't set the travel goal for that one yet. On our wish list are the Arches in Moab, Canyonlands and maybe a little bit into Colorado. Further down the line, we also want to go to the Northwest (I absolutely love Oregon and Washington) and then there is still the South and the East to explore. So we are not done yet... :-)

We are considering changing our storage location to Salt Lake City. The reason is that it is close to many gorgeous locations and it has direct flights from Amsterdam. It is not easy to find an affordable storage facility for a rig our size (the combination is 51'). We would like it to be under cover, it does not have to be fully enclosed. If it is enclosed (=dark), we would need electricity to keep the batteries charged. In Las Vegas, we are paying $186 per month for a 60' space under a canopy. There is no electricity, but we have solar panels to trickle charge the batteries while we are away. So if anybody has any suggestions, we would love to hear them.

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I just found this great thread today and I have been spending way too much time reading all the introductions. So much fun to read about you all! We are two Dutch guys living in Utrecht, the Netherlands and visiting the USA whenever we can. Which is about three times a year. I am Koos and my partner of 17 years is Stefan. Below is a picture of us.



We own a 1983 34' Limited with curbside dinette, curbside bath and a rear queen size (yeah, right?) bed. We tow it with a 2010 Buick Enclave. We had the hitch done by Andy Thomson of CanAm RV in London, Ontario. He is the best. We are very happy with this combination. I enclose a picture of our rig as well.



Right now, we store the rig in Las Vegas, NV. So far, we have camped in Nevada, Utah, Arizona and California. We just returned last week from a winter trip to Arizona (seeing friends in Tucson, doing some work on the trailer and camping in Lost Dutchman State Park near Phoenix).



Our next trip will be in April, seeing Death Valley and attending a wedding in the Bay Area in California. The one after that will probably be in September, we haven't set the travel goal for that one yet. On our wish list are the Arches in Moab, Canyonlands and maybe a little bit into Colorado. Further down the line, we also want to go to the Northwest (I absolutely love Oregon and Washington) and then there is still the South and the East to explore. So we are not done yet... :-)



We are considering changing our storage location to Salt Lake City. The reason is that it is close to many gorgeous locations and it has direct flights from Amsterdam. It is not easy to find an affordable storage facility for a rig our size (the combination is 51'). We would like it to be under cover, it does not have to be fully enclosed. If it is enclosed (=dark), we would need electricity to keep the batteries charged. In Las Vegas, we are paying $186 per month for a 60' space under a canopy. There is no electricity, but we have solar panels to trickle charge the batteries while we are away. So if anybody has any suggestions, we would love to hear them.



Here are the pictures:






Welcome! That is a big trailer, makes our Bambi look like a guest room Not much help on the storage in Salt Lake since we live in very flat Kansas but I'm sure you can find something. Keep us posted on your journeys.

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Hey Guys....

Welcome! We met you at Lost Dutchman when you were there after Christmas (remember?)...we were with the other Airstreams you saw there, but had to leave for the 4CU New Year's Rally soon after you arrived, so we didn't have much chance to visit ... wish we had! Maybe we'll see you down he road again in this neck o' the woods...your rig is unmistakable!
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Hello there Friends! We are two Jersey gals who just purchased a 2013 Sport 22FB, our first ever Airstream. We are quite excited to enter the world of Airstreaming (is that a verb?!) and welcome all tips for newbies.


Just two fun gals from New Jersey...the garden state!

Hi Megster-

We are two fun gals from SC. Bought a 27 Int Serenity the day before yesterday. Absolutely cannot
believe that we did this! One of us is beyond excited and the other is still in shock. Delivery is beginning of May. Would love to learn more about the rallys ( what is the plural of rally anyway, nothing looks correct!) and just make some nice friends along the way. Hope to see you out there.

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We are two fun gals from SC. Bought a 27 Int Serenity the day before yesterday. Absolutely cannot
believe that we did this! One of us is beyond excited and the other is still in shock. Delivery is beginning of May. Would love to learn more about the rallys ( what is the plural of rally anyway, nothing looks correct!) and just make some nice friends along the way. Hope to see you out there.

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Congrats on the new Airstream! We have our FOD rally in Hot Springs AR the second weekend of June. There will be @ 30 trailers there and it's a hoot. . Y'all are welcome if it fits in your schedule.

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Welcome to the world of Airstream! The best move we ever made to invest in our relaxation time. Our friends now refer to us as 'those kinds of people', and we love it! You will find out how jealous some of your friends can be, but be happy your on the brighter side of it!
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Hi we are Steve and Ray from the Seattle area. We have been RVers for a couple of years now and just a few weeks ago upgraded to a new 2015 Airstream Flying Cloud. Hey we are planning several trips and would love to meet up with other Airstream couples.

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Welcome, Steve and Ray! I'm looking forward to photos of your trailer as that is one model that really interests me.
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